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Pantomime Trip


If anyone is interested in taking part in a trip to see Dick Whittington at Bradford Alhambra in January, please see Jenny Adams at 55 Wrights Lane.




A reminder that washed and squashed aluminium and steel cans can be put in the blue recycling boxes for collection along with glass bottles and jars.  The next recycling collection date is Friday 10th December.  Do not squash aerosols.


Christmas Tree


Thanks to the hardy volunteers who gave their time, muscle and trailer to ensure the village maintained its tradition of having a Christmas tree.  The tree itself is funded through the parish precept and the Village Hall Committee is paid for the electricity to light the tree.


Cridling Stubbs Educational Trust Fund


Cheques totalling around £2000 have been paid out to benefit the young people who applied to the 2004 awards scheme.   Another £3000 will be available again next year.


Parish Council


The next meeting of the Parish Council will be Wednesday 8 Dec at 7pm in the village hall.  The meeting will include an item on antisocial behaviour that will be open to all residents (see insert in this newsletter).


Christmas Carols


Carol singing will take place around the village on Monday 20th December.  Anyone wanting to take part should meet at the junction of Wrights Lane and Cobcroft Lane at 6.30pm with a torch.  A good voice is not essential but advantageous.  Seasonal refreshments will be served afterwards in the Village Hall, along with a Christmas present  for all village children of school age or below who come to the hall.


Pontefract Choral Society


St Giles Church, Pontefract will be thevenue for “A Feast of Christmas Music,a concert by Pontefract Choral Society on Sunday 12th December 2004 at 3pm.  Tickets cost £4 (£2 concessions).  Ring Hilary Speak on 607385 for further details.


Eggborough Power Station


Trials involving burning more biomass materials continue to be carried out at Eggborough Power Station.  These materials now include shea nuts ( a product of the Karité tree from Ghana), olive pulp (which apparantly smells like Olivio spread) and palm kernels.


The fluidised gas desulphurisation (FGD) plant has now been built.  During the fairly short commissioning process, around 5000 (yes, five thousand) tonnes of sulphur was absorbed by the plant, turning imported limestone into gypsum.   This sulphur would have gone up the chimney into the atmosphere as pollution if the FGD plant had not been working.


Alterations will take place to the main chimney stack in January before the FGD plant will hopefully be put to full use, absorbing even more sulphur that would have been sent to the atmosphere.


Farmers’ Christmas Market


There will be another Farmers Market at The Market Cross, Selby on Wednesday 22nd December from 8.30am. until 1.30pm.


This is a good opportunity to buy local produce direct from its source.  You will find ideas for Christmas gifts and tasty foods for the holiday period.


Enjoy the personal service of butchers, bakers and, while there are no reports of candlestick makers, there are certainly plenty of candles.




A reminder that any residents wishing to place an advert in The Cridling News should  contact Bryan Crossdale at The Nook.



This is the last issue of The Cridling News for 2004 and so a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all residents and readers.